Bridge will be lit purple as merseyflow partners with Halton Haven Hospice charity

As part of Halton Haven Hospice’s Forget Me Not week, the Mersey Gateway Bridge will be lit purple between 21-25 May 2018 in support of the charity.

Merseyflow has partnered with the hospice to help raise money for the local charity and is encouraging other local businesses and individuals to support it.

Halton Haven Hospice was chosen as merseyflow’s nominated charity following a staff vote and now the merseyflow team is working hard to raise money for the charity which provides palliative care to people living and around Halton.

Faye O’Neill, a fundraiser at Halton Haven Hospice, said the partnership with merseyflow was great news and that the team was excited about working with them.

“It’s really nice to be associated with a local company, especially one that is involved with the landmark Mersey Gateway Bridge. The bridge brings the two communities that we serve together, which is a nice concept for us,” she said.

“Our goal is to provide the best quality of life for our patients and their families. Any help we can get from local businesses to do that is invaluable.”

Faye said Forget Me Not week, which runs between 21-27 May 2018, is an annual event the hospice runs to encourage local businesses to raise money for the charity.

“I know merseyflow staff already have a range of fundraising ideas to help us. We’re looking forward to see how we can support their fundraising efforts,” she said.

Anthony Alicastro, Managing Director of merseyflow said the organisation was proud to support a charity that provided such a vital service to people.

“We’re excited about our association with Halton Haven Hospice and will be doing our utmost during the next 12 months to help raise money for them and to get involved in local fundraising efforts,” he said.

“The team is passionate about helping the community and they already have lots of ideas in place. It will be a busy 12 months.”

The merseyflow team is already getting involved in fundraising efforts, with Janet Cook, who works as a finance assistant, completing the Liverpool Rock and Roll half-marathon in an impressive two hours 11 minutes, raising £190 for the charity.  Merseyflow matched the money raised by Janet meaning a total of £380 will be donated to the hospice.  The merseyflow team are also carrying out other various fundraising activities during the week.

The hospice provides free specialist care to people of Halton and the surrounding areas. It helps people and their families who are living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.

The hospice relies on the help of local businesses and people to operate.  For more details go to:



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